A Woman's War

A Woman s War Rosie is not alone in her growing apprehension towards Australia s involvement in a war Like many mothers she feels helpless as her sons are swayed by the relentless pull of mateship and are lured by

  • Title: A Woman's War
  • Author: Jacqueline Dinan John Dinan
  • ISBN: 9781742981017
  • Page: 404
  • Format: ebook
  • Rosie is not alone in her growing apprehension towards Australia s involvement in a war Like many mothers, she feels helpless as her sons are swayed by the relentless pull of mateship and are lured by the sense of adventure awaiting them in another continent While yearning for news from them in Northern France, Rosie grapples with the changing reality that war is plaRosie is not alone in her growing apprehension towards Australia s involvement in a war Like many mothers, she feels helpless as her sons are swayed by the relentless pull of mateship and are lured by the sense of adventure awaiting them in another continent While yearning for news from them in Northern France, Rosie grapples with the changing reality that war is placing on women in the home front.A Woman s War takes us into the life of a mother during the Great War It provides a unique and intimate perspective of how she and other women of her inner city, working class community endured an incredibly difficult period of Australia s history and exemplified to future generations how to face hardship This poignant and insightful story reveals tribulations and tragedies not talked about by the generations of women who followed them.

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    1. Interesting to read the perspective of WWI from an Australian woman's point of view. I hadn't realised how divisive the issue of conscription was or just how long it took letters to arrive from the front.There were a few typos that it was a shame weren't picked up before printing. I also felt some of the writing could have been tightened up a little bit, but overall it was a good effort for a debut novel.

    2. This is a heart-wrenching portrayal of a mother's fears as Australia follows the Mother Country into a war that lures young sons away with false promises of adventure while thousands of troops are reportedly killed & maimed on the battlefields.A poignant glimpse into the working class suburb of Collingwood during the Great War. With most of the men away fighting the stoic women, who only a short time earlier, happily took care of their homes & families, now replace the labour shortage in [...]

    3. Jacqueline and John have written a well researched work of fiction. Twins Tom and Albert from Collingwood, Melbourne an inner-city working class community enlist to fight in the Great War and are sent to the battlefields of Northern France. Their story is told by Rosie their mother who waits at home for news of her boys.

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